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If you have a getaway planned for Memorial Day weekend, it's probably time to ditch those decade-only bikinis and board shorts and upgrade your gear. Whatever your shape, size, or budget, these 13 Philly-area stores what you need to hit the beach—from two-pieces and men's trunks to flip flops and cover-ups.


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1. Cameo Water Wear

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1625 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 972-7020
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With multiple locations within the Philly area, Cameo Water Wear stocks swimwear and sandals from labels like Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Gottex, Juicy Couture, Trina Turk, Vince Camuto, BCBG, Spanx, and Havaianas

2. City Sports

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1608 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 985-5860
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For the sporty types, City Sports carries swimwear from the likes of Speedo, TYR, and Patagonia.

3. Lilly Pulitzer - Suburban Square

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25 Coulter Ave
Ardmore, PA 19003
(610) 658-0387
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The ultimate in preppy beachwear, Lilly Pulitzer's print-happy suits will have you seeing pastel pink and green.

4. Loehmann's

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1349 Nixon Drive
Moorestown, NJ 08057
(856) 866-9200
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Cross into New Jersey for designer name swimwear at discount prices.

5. Marshalls

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1044 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 922-4912
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The selection is hit-or-miss, but Marshalls is a safe bet for swimwear from Ralph Lauren and Roxy.

6. Metro Men's Clothing

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1615 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(267) 324-5172
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This East Passyunk men's shop is where guys can pick up swimwear from the likes of Sun-Dek, Parke & Ronen, and Penguin.

7. Nordstrom

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160 N. Gulph Road, Suite 9000
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 265-6111
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Shop this department store for a bikini by BCA, then grab some Kiehl's sunscreen and a new pair of Ray-Bans on your way out.

8. Papilio

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1700 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 851-8778
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Expect swimwear and cover-ups from high-end European names like Andres Sarda and Luisa Maria Lugli.

9. Plage Tahiti

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128 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 569-9139
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The sister store to Knit Wit, Plage Tahiti carries designer swimwear from Marc by Marc Jacobs, Karla Colletto, Letarte, Match, Marika Charles, Melissa Odabash, and Cool Change.

10. Ps & Qs

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820 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 592-0888
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In the market for a new pair of trunks? This South Street shop carries swimwear from Warriors of Radness and Norse Projects.

11. Shirley and Company

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8120 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
(215) 884-5401
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You'll find a full range of swimwear and resort wear at Shirley & Co.'s three Philly-area locations.

12. South Moon Under

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1731 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-2298
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With another location on the Main Line, this store houses men's and women's swimwear from Billabong, Patagonia, Penguin, Trina Turk, O'Neill, and more.

13. Target

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1 Mifflin St
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 463-7311
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In a pinch? Count on good ol' Target for a variety of bathing suits at wallet-friendly price points.

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1. Cameo Water Wear

1625 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
With multiple locations within the Philly area, Cameo Water Wear stocks swimwear and sandals from labels like Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Gottex, Juicy Couture, Trina Turk, Vince Camuto, BCBG, Spanx, and Havaianas
1625 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

2. City Sports

1608 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
For the sporty types, City Sports carries swimwear from the likes of Speedo, TYR, and Patagonia.
1608 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

3. Lilly Pulitzer - Suburban Square

25 Coulter Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003
The ultimate in preppy beachwear, Lilly Pulitzer's print-happy suits will have you seeing pastel pink and green.
25 Coulter Ave
Ardmore, PA 19003

4. Loehmann's

1349 Nixon Drive, Moorestown, NJ 08057
Cross into New Jersey for designer name swimwear at discount prices.
1349 Nixon Drive
Moorestown, NJ 08057

5. Marshalls

1044 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
The selection is hit-or-miss, but Marshalls is a safe bet for swimwear from Ralph Lauren and Roxy.
1044 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

6. Metro Men's Clothing

1615 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
This East Passyunk men's shop is where guys can pick up swimwear from the likes of Sun-Dek, Parke & Ronen, and Penguin.
1615 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148

7. Nordstrom

160 N. Gulph Road, Suite 9000, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Shop this department store for a bikini by BCA, then grab some Kiehl's sunscreen and a new pair of Ray-Bans on your way out.
160 N. Gulph Road, Suite 9000
King of Prussia, PA 19406

8. Papilio

1700 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Expect swimwear and cover-ups from high-end European names like Andres Sarda and Luisa Maria Lugli.
1700 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

9. Plage Tahiti

128 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
The sister store to Knit Wit, Plage Tahiti carries designer swimwear from Marc by Marc Jacobs, Karla Colletto, Letarte, Match, Marika Charles, Melissa Odabash, and Cool Change.
128 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

10. Ps & Qs

820 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
In the market for a new pair of trunks? This South Street shop carries swimwear from Warriors of Radness and Norse Projects.
820 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

11. Shirley and Company

8120 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
You'll find a full range of swimwear and resort wear at Shirley & Co.'s three Philly-area locations.
8120 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027

12. South Moon Under

1731 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
With another location on the Main Line, this store houses men's and women's swimwear from Billabong, Patagonia, Penguin, Trina Turk, O'Neill, and more.
1731 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

13. Target

1 Mifflin St, Philadelphia, PA 19148
In a pinch? Count on good ol' Target for a variety of bathing suits at wallet-friendly price points.
1 Mifflin St
Philadelphia, PA 19148